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Linda Quirke is interested in how parents make decisions about their children's leisure activities, physical fitness, and diet. One part of her research agenda documents "expert" advice to parents, by analyzing the content of Canadian parenting advice articles from the mid-1980s to 2011. Dr. Quirke explores parenting magazine advice with respect to children's body weight, physical activity/fitness, and nutrition. She analyzes how advice literature socially constructs parents' "proper" role, and how this advice has changed since the 1980s.